11/23/2010

the one with lots of photos of me in a baby quilt

In honor of true-homemaker-tradition I decided to take a home decor sewing class my last semester at BYU-I. We made table-things (tablecloths, napkins, place-mats, etc.) I made a table runner that began as a tablecloth but all of the measurements got mixed up in my head and it quickly became an incredibly adorable runner! What can I say, I'm flexible. ha! Then we made pillows (with invisible zippers. yeeeowza!), curtains (or "window treatments" as the sister lady called them) and for our last trick we made a bed covering.

Because I learned my lesson in the tablecloth/table runner incident I decided to be ambitious and make a giant queen sized quilt because Sister Lady Mountain (yes, that was a shameless Nacho Libre quote, you know you love it) told us she preferred quilts and I was all about doing what teachers preferred. Then I quickly realized that time was running out and I had other classes and the queen-sized vision in my head turned into this little babelicious beauty you see in front of you today! That meant making a whole new pattern, with all new measurements and I think we all know how much I like math (why oh why can't I learn my lesson the first time? I mean seriously).

Anyway, I wanted to share the fruits of my labors (and it was quite the labor of love, let me tell ya! I'm not the most assertive cutter, it took me hours to cut that fabric. guuhhh). At first I tried to take photos of this little beauty all by herself, but they didn't look very cute and you could totally tell that it got all wrinkled from being folded and I wasn't about to iron it out. So then I called up my pal Kim who lives next door and she took this pretty little photo for me. (thanks Kim you're a rad photog!)


After Kim and I were finished, Mr. Lova came riding up on his bike from school. I was still wrapped up in my baby quilt and Jason was feeling the need to be artsy (or I was in the mood to be a model. it's whatever). So we took lots more pictures and he got all sorts of creative, I mean look at these little lovlies!


p.s. if you look closely you will see that I am indeed wearing something different from the previous two photos you saw of me. told ya I do laundry and wear more than one thing everyday—sometimes I get really fancy-pants and even wear baby quilts!

p.p.s. try really hard not to look too closely at my hair. I'm on a semi-involuntary-hair-do-beautification fast since I live in CA and my hairtastic sissie lives all the way over in ID. she and my mom are coming to visit us Dec 3 and she's bringing her scissors. I'm kind of doing a happy dance just thinking about it! Holla!

10 comments:

Audrey said...

It's totally adorable. I always wish I could sew better and make more advanced things!

amber said...

i think your hair looks lovely :) and that quilt is so cute!! great job!

Caley said...

oh i love it! it totally motivated me to do one! i took tons of old samples from the interior design dept when i left {they were going to throw them out, i wasn't really stealing} and i have them organized by color to do baby blankets. thanks for sharing!!

Laura said...

OHH! I loe to sew! You did such a good job! I love the colors and fabric...I think I have some of them! Keep it up!

Cassie said...

Super cute, ger.

Lucy said...

glad you posted. Cute quilt and it's been a snowy, blowy day!

Adam,Emily, Paisley, and Hayden said...

so cute! love your baby quilt cant wait to meet your bundle of joy that gets that blanket :D p.s. your are a hottie! love ya!

communikate. said...

great colors.

way to go lady!

Emma and Andrew said...

your gorgeous and so is that quilt! so cute

Julia Warren said...

you and that quilt are adorable. thank you for being such pleasant company, we need to hang out again soon..